June 19, 2017 Subject:
Slap Chop or Quick Chop at 12:45
At 12:45, a chopping device that looks amazingly like a Slap Chop (a la Vince Offer) or Quick Chop (a la Billy Mays) proving that they both stole the idea from another pitchman from the late 1950's. I can't believe they were selling liquified Cadmium to the general public and falsely claimed at 1:27 that Cadmium "would not harm your skin"
(Cadmium is listed by the EU as a toxin). The same flash and pitches that are common on today's infomercial or QVC will seem eerily familiar. Enjoy in moderation.
February 10, 2017 Subject:
Early TV Shopping (with glitches)
A great example of early TV shopping with NY street hucksters shilling questionable goods.
My best guess is this from about 1961 plus or minus 2 years. It's probably not 1964 or later because no zipcode is used and is probably 1959 or later because of the US Camera Reflex III offer.
From 11:05-11:20 there are data dropout glitches that indicate file corruption after encoding. I hope a repaired version can be uploaded.